Dairy Farmers Towers rebirth begins

The project to bring Newcastle’s iconic Dairy Farmers Towers back to life has begun.

Demolition crews were onsite this week marking the start of what is expected to be a two-year project.

Once completed the Newcastle West address will be home to 184 one, two and three-bedroom apartments spanning two towers.

A separate five-storey residents’ only shared work hub will boast 1600sqm of commercial and retail space.

All of this on the site that was once home to Dairy Farmers – one of Australia’s largest dairy producers.

In keeping with its heritage, development firm Third.i has promised the heritage-listed, iconic glass milk bottle and clock towers will feature as part of a pedestrianised, broader public art installation.

Ahead of commencement of construction, following its DA approval from council earlier this year, developers saw more than 70% of the project sold.

“We’re thrilled to be able to begin construction during a time of challenges for the industry and want to ensure our buyers that Third.i is pressing ahead with our construction schedule so they can be in their highly-anticipated new homes as soon as possible,” said co-founder at Third.i Luke Berry.

“Our incredible Third.i team are smashing out our demolition works to get this underway and we can’t wait to announce our builder partnership to bring our vision to life in the coming months.

Dairy Farmers Towers is the fourth West End apartment project for the Sydney-based developer.

The Towers are set to include a range of exclusive amenities including co-working spaces, cabana pool areas with a lap pool, a wine bar and cellar, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a pilates studio, as well as multiple function rooms.

“Residents will have some of the best views in town, as well as access to the harbour, great dining and entertainment options, and the transport interchange at their doorstep.

“We wanted Dairy Farmers Towers to be a West End icon, a landmark reborn to create a new chapter as a great place to live, work and play.”

Third.i currently has a large-scale residential development portfolio that exceeds $3 billion.

An official sod-turning of the Dairy Farmers Towers is set to take place in December, with construction expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2024.

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